Tyler Bozak

Capitals beat Maple Leafs 5-4, tie series at 2 games apiece

Washington coach Barry Trotz tried Tom Wilson on his third line, and it paid off in a big way.

Wilson scored twice and saved a goal from his own net, and the Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night to tie their first-round playoff series at two games apiece.

"I think it's that time of year, there's been some fabulous heroes, not always the ones that you think are going to be there," Trotz said. "Obviously the big names are always there, but I just think he played the right way today.

"He's a growing young player who is physically very strong and he's grown to be a good penalty killer and his game continues to grow. Real happy...